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Suits swarm on 'Web 3.0' conference

Tim Berners-Lee has been talking about the <i>next</i> World Wide Web almost since the first World Wide Web, which he's credited with inventing, took off. Indeed, Berners-Lee first articulated his vision for a next generation Web in 1998, when he cal...

Web 2.0 Expo draws startups, superstars

If anyone knows about the potential of what has been dubbed "Web 2.0" it's the folks over at O'Reilly Media. Heck, company founder Tim O'Reilly himself coined the phrase back in 2003 to describe the emergence of a new generation of Web-based business...

Avaya to add VOIP to Google Apps

Avaya said on Thursday that it will develop communications solutions for small business that combine Google's updated Apps Premier Edition suite of Web applications with its own IP telephony technology.

RSA - Cisco's transformation still work in progress

Cisco Systems used the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco to trumpet its transformation from "packet pusher" to "infrastructure" company, unveiling a string of product updates that unify its diverse security portfolio on Monday.

Hackers target hole in BrightStor

Antivirus firm Symantec warned Friday that exploit code is circulating for a known security hole in Computer Associates' BrightStor ARCServe Backup software, which provides data backup and restore for a variety of operating systems including Windows,...

Vista hole opens door to 'shout hacking'

The honeymoon ended early for Microsoft's Vista operating system, after word spread Wednesday about a flaw that could allow remote attackers to take advantage of the new operating system's speech recognition feature.

Sony settles with FTC on rootkit fracas

More than two years after a security researcher first called attention to Sony BMG's use of a stealth program to enforce digital rights management on its music CDs, the company reached a deal with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the incident, ...

Vista's DRM features could bedevil AV

A security researcher is raising concerns about a digital rights management feature in Microsoft's new Vista operating system that he claims may make it easy for malicious code authors to block virus programs from removing their wares.

Dell, Sony discussed battery problem 10 months ago

Dell and Sony knew about and discussed manufacturing problems with Sony-made Lithium-Ion batteries as long as ten months ago, but held off on issuing a recall until those flaws were clearly linked to catastrophic failures causing those batteries to c...

Microsoft: Word zero-day patch by June

Microsoft plans to patch a newly discovered hole in Microsoft Word in its next monthly patch update, and may release a rare "out of cycle" patch to address the hole, a company spokesman said.

Researcher: Apple Patch falls short

Apple Computer released its third major patch this year for the OS X operating system on Thursday, fixing 31 software vulnerabilities in a range of products that could be used by remote attackers to compromise Mac OS systems.

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